Allied Warships

HMS L' Atlantique (FY 362)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 362 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
CommissionedJul 1940 
End service 
History

Completed in August 1920.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 3 July 1940.
Displacement: 659 tons.

Returned to her owner on 4 April 1946.
Scrapped at St. Nazaire, France in June 1954.

 

Commands listed for HMS L' Atlantique (FY 362)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Ronald George Tibbetts, RNVR24 Jul 1940mid 1941
2Skr. Alexander McKay, RNRmid 194117 Sep 1943
3Skr. Hugh Crighton, RNR17 Sep 19439 May 1944
4Skr. Christopher Albert Collins, RNR9 May 194414 Nov 1944
5G T Nilley, RNR14 Nov 194412 Jan 1945
6Skr.Lt. Charles William Freer, RNR12 Jan 1945

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Notable events involving L' Atlantique include:


10 May 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. She was escorted by HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (1)

11 May 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (1)

17 Jan 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

24 Jan 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

14 Jul 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (3)

15 Jul 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (3)

28 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr. (retired) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (4)

14 Sep 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr. (retired) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (4)

8 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. C.A. Collins, RNR). (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16717
  2. ADM 173/17754
  3. File 2.12.03.6383 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. File 2.12.03.6371 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  5. File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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